Suwannee County Personal Injury Attorney
Accidents happen in Live Oak and throughout Suwannee County every day. When they do, people suffer serious injuries. Many times, accidents are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person. Negligent parties can be held liable for their actions, or their failure to act, when other people become hurt as a result.
By filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, you can claim compensation for your injuries. Personal injury claims, though, always have the potential to become complex and they are governed by many laws. Our Suwannee County personal injury attorney can help you through the process so you recover the full damages you are entitled to.
There are a number of ways you can become hurt, and these make up the practice areas of personal injury law. Our skilled attorneys can help with any of the following:
- ATV accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Jet ski accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
Negligence in Personal Injury Law
The majority of personal injury claims rely on proving negligence. Negligence is a careless act or failure to act that results in harm to another person. To prove negligence, you must establish four key elements of your case. These are as follows:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care to act in a reasonable and safe manner
- The defendant breached their duty of care
- The breach resulted in an accident
- You sustained injury as a result
It may be very clear to you that someone else’s actions caused the accident that resulted in your serious injuries. Proving it is very difficult, though. A Suwannee County personal injury attorney will know how to prove your case so you obtain the full compensation you deserve.
The Statute of Limitations
All personal injury claims are governed by a time limit known as the statute of limitations. It is important to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires. Over time, evidence sometimes goes missing and people’s memories start to fade. Also of equal importance, if you do not file your claim within the allowed timeframe, you will lose your legal right to claim any compensation at all.
In Live Oak, personal injury claims have a statute of limitations of four years. To many people, this sounds like a long time, but it is not. Before filing your claim, a attorney will need to conduct an investigation and collect evidence to prove your case, which all takes time. Speaking to a attorney as soon as possible will ensure important evidence is collected and that your claim is filed on time.
Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Suwannee County Today
If you have been hurt and someone else was at fault for the accident, our Suwannee County personal injury attorney at Meldon Law can provide the legal assistance you need. Our skilled attorneys know how to prove your case to ensure you receive the full and fair settlement you deserve. Call us today at 800-373-8000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.